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Chinese Visual Effect Maker Wins Emmy Awards

Base FX, a Chinese visual effects company in Wuxi's Binhu district, Jiangsu province, which participated in the production of the US TV series Black Sails, recently won the 2014 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects.

The good news just followed on from previous news that the blockbuster Tranformers: Age of Extinction, another film participated in by Base FX, made a new record in the Chinese film history, reaching a box office of 1.97 billion yuan ($321 million).

As a leading special effects company in the Chinese film industry, Base FX is the only company that has won three Emmy awards in the country, with the previous winnings in 2010 and 2011.

Since the company settled in the Wuxi Digital Film Industrial Park (or Wuxi Studio), a slew of Hollywood hit films, with the company's participation in production, have screened, such as Pacific Rim, Captain America 2 and Olympus Has Fallen. The company's 4D production - Fury, filmed in Wuxi and directed by Gary Hymes, is expected to hit the screen in 2015.

In 2013, the company achieved cooperation with Lucasfilm, a film-making company founded by George Lucas based in San Francisco, California, with the aim of promoting technological development in the Chinese film industry.

Emmy Awards praise outstanding people and programs in the American TV industry and corresponds to the Academy Awards for film, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music.

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